Expedition 180

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Week Two Finished!

The last few days have continued to be full of tough emotions. My husband is having trouble with the schedule and with feeling out of place. We’re going to sit down and talk about better options for both of us. We’re having a hard time getting to sleep early enough to maintain the  ...

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Day Nine and Ten- Roller Coaster

The past two days have been a roller coaster of emotions. I was really hoping to build on the energy and joy of the previous day. Unfortunately that hasn’t happened. After working out Wednesday, I came home and fell asleep for a short nap. I haven’t slept well for the past two  ...

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Day Eight- Joy

Last night Jon mentioned that he thought he would either be off on Monday or not have to go in to work until 8:30am. I quickly suggested we go to the 6am class instead of the 5am. I am so glad we decided to sleep in a bit. One of the biggest benefits so far from working out has been deep sleep.  ...

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Day Seven- Zombie

So today was my first day back after one day off.  I just have one word to say: HARD. I’m not sure why, but today was the hardest yet for me. I honestly felt like a zombie. I was just an undead blob of jelly going through the motions. I love everything zombie, so maybe this isn’t  ...

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Days Five and Six- One Week Down!

Friday was a tough day. I was feeling good enough to go to Kickboxing, thankfully. My ankle that I hurt when falling was very sore. I didn’t do any roundhouse kicks at all. I substituted knee lifts, which kept my heart rate high. That afternoon I felt very melancholy. Hurting my ankle on  ...

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Day Four- Doubt

My body has officially cried Uncle. I woke up today with soreness in both knees, especially my left. The good news is that my right knee was feeling much better. Today was leg strength training day and it was tough. I did my best to stay off my knees, use the modified forms of lunges and  ...

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Day Three- Sore

Three down. I had a good day at kickboxing today. Thankfully my knee was much better. I did stay completely off of it during class. This meant no going to the floor for stretching, etc. I also kept squats and roundhouse kicks with my right leg planted to a minimum. I’m amazed at how fast  ...

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Day Two- A bit of reality

So, I’m sitting here with two knees on ice. Uh oh. The realities of working out while weighing as much as a male Giant Panda have set in. If only I looked that cute at this size. Today was strength training day. This was my first time using resistance bands and it was,  ...

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Day One- Stronger than you Seem

So after two very restless night’s sleep I somehow managed to wake up at 4 am today for my 5 am kickboxing class. I was pretty calm and excited overall. My husband left early for his orientation as I rushed to get my things together. I arrived a bit early so I could stretch and warm up.  ...

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